The NEO A&M president is resigning from his position after 11 years of service.
Dr. Jeff Hale says he will be returning to Oklahoma City, so he and his wife can spend more time with family. As he looks back on his presidency, he is proud of renovations and new construction efforts made after the 2007 flood. Enrollment also grew, and the campus added degree programs including Construction Science and Farm & Ranch Management. He hopes NEO will be able to compete with other nearby universities in the future by offering graduate degrees.
“Personally, I think that’s the best strategy forward and I’ll tell you why. I have hundreds of students every year tell me that if they could stay at NEO and didn’t have to transfer they would. So, I know the demand is out there,” Dr. Jeff Hale, NEO A&M College President.
Dr. Hale’s last day is July 31st. The college plans an extensive national search to find his replacement.